Holy cow, heavy question. I think it's a matter of trusting the other person. Opening yourself up to be loved or to be hurt without knowing which will happen. Taking risks. Kinda scary, huh?
I've been known to take a risk or two. Sometimes I forget that people are different and that I cannot, should not expect others to jump off a cliff just because I might. Thanks for coming over. =)
Hey, Tales, I thought more about your comment on the big question. You only buy furniture you can't do without. You know it can't get up and leave, so you don't mind spending the money. People are not furniture, so it just depends on the potential value of the relationship, I suppose, as to whether or not one would take the risk. Probably for all people, the risk increases as the potential value increases. Some will be less inclined to risk more, while for others, like me, the higher potential value makes it even more worth the risk. That seems to take us to the simpler philosophy of half-empty, half-full, yes? You could just flip a coin, lol. 'Twould be a damn shame to miss out is my opinion. ;-)
I suppose it does boil down to what's more important to you in respect to half-empty, half-full in combination with does the other person value the relationship as much as you. Tough one. I guess the old adage "Tis better to have loved and lost than not have loved at all", is true.
Honesty helps me to make those decisions.
You are an amazing writer. I have been reading through some of your posts, and I think you're extremely talented. Your writing has a clean simplicity to it, and I love the way you put words together. I hope you keep at it! Good writing is very rare.
Thanks, Jo. I think your blog is great, too. Very unique. =)
'Some know,said soin the break room.'I really like this bit! :-)Nathan
Thanks, Nathan. Glad you could visit. =)